Bill Offhaus (left, behind table), reference archivist, and Marie Elia, interim co-university archivist, presented a small collection of archival material commemorating the 100th anniversary of Samuel P. Capen's inauguration.
One of the artifacts in the pop-up exhibit is a photo of University of Buffalo Council Chair Walter P. Cooke (right) presenting the keys to Foster Hall to a smiling Capen during the dedication of the building.
"I’ve always been a little bit of a history buff. I feel like there is a lot to be learned from history," Ward said.
Keys to the Science Hall (now Wende Hall) on the left, and Foster Hall on the right, were presented to Capen at his inauguration. The medallion in the center was the official university seal at the time of Capen’s inauguration. Representing the medical, dental and law schools, the seal pictured Hippocrates, the father of medicine, surrounded by the symbols for law, theology and liberal arts, as well as the caduceus. In 1922, the University Council commissioned a new seal, which was adopted in 1923.
Published November 3, 2022